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Hi, I'm Steve! I'm a giant, friendly teddy-bear-wolf-thing. I'm a former university prof, currently working as a writer, consultant, and private tutor. I live in the Pittsburgh-area.

When I was in college I started with a comp sci major and minor in math. When I finished 5 years later, I had a math and comp sci double-major, and a philosophy and theatre double-minor. I went to grad school around the time of the dot-com bubble-burst, and got a MSci in comp sci, and got into teaching. 10 years later I went back to school for an MDiv in theology, and ended up going back to teaching comp sci. I'm in my 40's and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

I'm married to @artemis, @owashii, and @tabitha, and I'm the luckiest wuff ever because I have the bestest partners ever. =^w^=

I've a wide variety of hobbies and interests, including hardware hacking, video games, hording books and vintage tech, and sewing/costuming. I use Ubuntu, Pop!_OS, Kali, and Windows 11.

:vim: is better than emacs or nano. There, I said it.​

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"Recite to yourself some of the traditional attributes of the word 'spiritual': mythic, magical, ethereal, incorporeal, intangible, nonmaterial, disembodied, ideal, platonic. Is that not the definition of the electronic-digital?" - Timothy Leary, Chaos and Cyber Culture.

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"While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free." - Eugene V. Debs

block recommendations: covid denial 

Zergling_man@birds.garden
see this thread mastodon.social/@garfiald/1085

the instance seems to be single user plus their bot(s).

Put your phone down. Step away from the computer. Not forever, just for a couple minutes.

@volpeon "Automation" comes from the roots "auto-" meaning "self-", and "mating" meaning "screwing".

Please boost! Job search 

Hey hey,

I'm thinking of doing a cursory job search here. Got a bachelor's in Comp. Sci., plenty of networking experience, some range of full stack web dev., and work experience as a test automation engineer. Can commute if needed. Please boost and HMU if you've got any openings! (DM if you need to know location-wise where I am)

begpost, boosts appreciated 

Hi there. Unfortunately I have to make another one of these as the end of the month comes up and I have bills I gotta pay off. I have cardiologist bills from the hospital, meds my insurance doesn't cover, and more.

I'm still in a bad situation at home and need all the help I can to get out, but until then I need help paying for food, outstanding bills from my old place, anything.

Paypal: paypal.me/gaydragongirl
Venmo: @GayDragonGirl
Kofi: ko-fi.com/gaydragongirl

asking for money help, please boost :boost_ok: 

hello!

i need $80 to order groceries and $60 for medical weed

$140 in total

i have to work from home because i have asthma and catching covid is a major health risk for me. i'm currently searching for remote jobs now

i'm gonna put my full focus towards that, so no more freelance video editing or etsy shop for the moment. please help me survive in the meantime

paypal: paypal.me/v33b33

cashapp: cash.app/$vantablack420

venmo: venmo.com/vantablack420

liberapay: liberapay.com/v4nt4bl4ck

thank you so much for saving my life multiple times and continuing to keep me alive, fediverse!!! :blacker_heart_outline: :black_sparkles_outline:

#MutualAid #TransCrowdFund

Here ye Here ye

If you would like to present at the fediverse's free and absolutely volunteer run and fully interdisciplinary conference going on for its third year?
Well have I got news for you - you can

summerschool.scholar.social/20

Please holler at me, DM @SummerSchool any questions you have.
Can't wait to see y'all in class 😎

Have you been working on some awesome research & been itching to share it with others in a relaxed, interdisciplinary environment?

Well then, #SummerSchool is for you!

We're accepting abstracts for presentations until the 1st of July!

Moderators & participants are also needed.

Check out this site for more information: summerschool.scholar.social/20

I fed an AI every issue of Cosmopolitan magazine and, whew buddy, does it know how to fuck

Plymouth to P-Town Ferry rules say "leashed and well-behaved dogs are allowed and free of charge"

...Dammit we forgot our leash

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